The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted to the riots and the storming of the Capitol, the U.S. Congress building in Washington, D.C. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said it was an internal U.S. matter, but Russia wished the American people to endure the ordeal with dignity.
вЂњWe wish the friendly American people to go through this dramatic moment in their own history with dignity.вЂќ
Zakharova shared her opinion on the reasons for what happened: she recalled that the electoral system of the United States is archaic and does not meet modern requirements, and the media is actively used in political struggle. All this has caused a split in society, which is observed in the U.S., said the diplomat.
On January 6, protesting supporters of Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate chamber. The Senate and the House of Representatives interrupted a session that was scheduled to approve the results of the last election. According to these results, Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential election.
Trump urged his supporters to act peacefully and support the police, but his social media accounts were blocked despite this. The Capitol building in Washington was later cleared of protesters. Former U.S. President Barack Obama accused Trump of fomenting violence.